Edward Lhuyd

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Edward Lhuyd (1660-1709)

Biography

Edward Lhuyd FRS (1659/60?-1709) philologist, palaeontologist, botanist. Succeeded Robert Plot as keeper of the Ashmolean Museum. Travelled throughout the British Isles; described by Sir Hans Sloane as the best naturalist in Europe. Commemorated in his discovery Lloydia serotina, the Snowdon Lily.

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references and external links

  • Kent DH & Allen DE. 1984. British and Irish Herbaria. London.


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